St. Barnabas Hospice has recently received a £3,000 donation from The Pavers Foundation following a grant application from Debra Bailey, Store Manager of Pavers in Spalding.
St. Barnabas Hospice is a local independent charity which supports more than 10,500 people across Lincolnshire affected by a life-limiting or terminal condition. They deliver free, high quality, compassionate end-of-life care and support to patients, their families and carers.
“Many people in the county have been touched by our care in one way or another.”Julia Bowness, Grants and Trusts Fundraiser at St Barnabas Hospice
In February 2018 Debra’s father was dying in hospital. His last wish was to be at home. The hospital made arrangements to bring him home and both St. Barnabas Hospice and Marie Curie played a big part in his care. Debra’s father passed away the same month. Tragically just a few weeks later Debra’s sister became very ill and was found to have cancer in her spine, liver, lungs and brain. The family also brought her home and she received the same care as her father before sadly passing away in May 2018.
“Both charities were amazing. They were very caring and gentle with dad and my sister. They also looked after the rest of my family.”Debra Bailey, Store Manager at Pavers in Spalding
Debra wanted to apply for a grant to support St. Barnabas Hospice as it is a Lincolnshire based charity. She wanted to show support for the charity’s Hospice at Home services and thank them for the care and compassion shown to her father and sister. Debra also wanted to donate to the charity after their shop in Spalding town centre was broken into multiple times that same year.
This donation will enable St. Barnabas to continue to provide their services across Lincolnshire free of charge. Fundraised income pays for the care and support of approximately half of the people seen by the charity. This donation will help to ensure the charity is able to care for more patients and families, every day of the year, and enable them to live as fully as they are able for however many days, weeks, or months they have left.
“On behalf of St Barnabas Hospice, I’d like to say a huge thank you to the Pavers Foundation for their £3,000 donation to the Hospice. This incredible amount of money will help pay for 24 Hospice at Home visits from nurses to patients receiving care in the comfort of their own homes. The services St Barnabas provides across Lincolnshire are all completely free of charge and we wouldn’t be able to fund our care without the generosity of supporters such as the Pavers Foundation.”Julia Bowness, Grants and Trusts Fundraiser at St Barnabas Hospice
To find out more about the Hospice visit https://stbarnabashospice.co.uk/